Friday, July 23, 2010

Praying for God's Will and for Personal Renewal

This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. -Matthew 6:9, 10

When we read the Lord’s Prayer we see that Jesus instructed us to pray that the will of God be done here on earth.  That means here in our lives.  Are we truly praying for God’s will to be done?  It is always God’s will that we witness, live godly lives, and honor the Lord Jesus in all aspects of life.  When we begin to take seriously the will of God in our lives then the power of God begins to move in us and among us.  We stop focusing on self and we begin to focus upon Christ.  That which once hindered us in our walk with the Lord is removed by the power of the Holy Sspirit.  We aren’t the ones who remove it, for we lack the power.  The Holy Spirit has the power to remove anything that hinders us in our walk with Christ.
When we all unite our hearts and pray for the will of God to be done, for personal renewal, and for revival in the church, the Lord will honor those prayers and will do great, mighty, and miraculous works among us. 

We can also seek the power of God to help us to pray, Romans 8:26 says, "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."  Often times we do not know how to pray or what the pray for.  During those times the Holy Spirit will step in and help us and empower us to pray.  And we will pray in strength, power, and victory.  We will pray in unity and harmony as individuals and as the body of Christ.  Have you ever felt so burdened and so overwhelmed that you simply did not where to begin with your prayers?  That is so common as to say that it happens to most believers at one time or another.  During those times when we don’t know what to pray for or how to do it, the Holy Spirit will empower us to pray.  But we must be willing to allow Him to do that.  This is surrender to the Lord and a confession that we need help praying.  God always honors this the faithful and sincere heart who longs to pray in spiritual power.

The troubled soul can find comfort through praying and seeking the will of God.  The Lord had a perfect will and plan for your life.  Do not give up and do not cease from following Christ and His leading.  We are always blessed for doing so.

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